Development Officer I

Job description

Working/Functional Title

Assistant Director of Development

Position Summary

Competing within the prestigious Big Ten Conference, Michigan State University Athletics is a self –sustaining unit and private support plays a crucial role to keep that fiscal responsibility.

MSU Athletics, through contributions to the Spartan Fund, has raised over $267 million during Empower Extraordinary - the campaign for Michigan State through capital, annual, endowment and planned gifts.  These philanthropic gifts are in support of the Spartan Athletics mission statement:

We gather and engage our community to teach, support and celebrate our student-athletes in their quest for excellence

Annually, nearly 800 student-athletes across 25 sports are getting a world-class education while playing the sport they love.  With private support from Spartans across the country we are able to offer a championship level opportunity in the classroom, in competition and in the community.  We are helping shape the future of MSU Athletics under dynamic leadership and with a progressive attitude.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing and/or Business; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in professional fund raising, public relations, marketing, higher education fund raising or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must have valid vehicle operator’s license.


Desired Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree; two years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in professional sports / intercollegiate athletics; positive attitude with strong interpersonal skills; proven ability to work autonomously, collaboratively and within a team structure; excellent oral and written communication skills with an entrepreneurial mindset; demonstrated ability to work within a campus culture that includes a diverse array of personalities, and cohesively manage conflicting expectations; available to manage 50% travel, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, when needed.

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Work Hours

Work hours are 8 am to 5 pm with some nights and weekends.


Bidding eligibility ends on 4/10/18 at 11:55 PM.




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Posted: 4/4/2018
Application Due: 5/2/2018
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